Growing Old in Egypt

The Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons

Thomas Boggatz

The Egyptian society is aging. Families have to find solutions for care-dependent older persons, while at the same time, social changes threaten the t

English edition
15 November 2011
184 pp.
25 tables, 10 figures
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774164552
For sale worldwide

$27.95

The Egyptian society is aging. Families have to find solutions for care-dependent older persons, while at the same time, social changes threaten the traditional system of family care. The society has to adapt to this previously unknown situation and to develop new strategies for meeting the needs of its older members. Based on eight years of research, this book investigates the cultural shifts necessitated by these developments. It introduces the reader to the nursing homes and homecare services that are currently available in Egypt’s bigger cities. It describes how younger persons face the challenges of the new profession of care-giving and how recipients adapt in different ways to the situation of receiving care by non-family members. Besides examining culturally rooted attitudes, care needs and their related factors are analyzed in order to identify requirements for the future development of professional care in Egypt.

Thomas Boggatz

Thomas Boggatz, born in 1962 in Germany, is a male nurse and nurse educator. He is currently a lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria.
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